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Bruce Maiman: Officials preach conservation but guzzle water

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Government bigwigs are once again doing what they do best - bending their own rules. Shocking, right?

The Center for Investigative Reporting analyzed water bills from 2012 and 2013 for roughly 150 local officials and found that nearly half of them used more water than the average household. Nearly 60 percent used more water in 2013 than in 2012, even as drought conditions worsened.

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Featured News

Landscape Symposia Report Now Available

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Council is pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 Landscape Symposia Report.  The report captures the proceedings of the two gatherings held in May that were intended to accelerate the pace of change toward more sustainable landscapes in California.  The Council has developed a vision for a new norm in California landscapes that is meant to be a system-wide upgrade to the urban environment.  The Council is eager work with its present and future partners as we encourage Californians to change their relationship with their urban landscape.  Our thanks to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for funding the production of this report.  Click here to visit the landscape page and download the report.

AMI Symposium Rescheduled to February 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The AMI Symposium has been rescheduled to February 26, 2015.  This AMI Symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the technology itself, pertinent economic considerations, and practical advice from utility and industry representatives.


Council Highlights

  • Council Workshops

    Learn more about upcoming Council workshops.

  • Drought Resources

    Find news on California’s drought and water conditions, tools for member agencies and others, and what events are happening in response to the drought.

  • BMP Reporting Application

    Use the Council’s new software to report on the progress of your agency’s BMP implementation.

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